Discussion: Do Hidden Creatures Live In The Pacific Northwest? Kennewick, WashingtonThere will be a banjo workshop featuring Alan Munde & Bluegrass Harmony Vocal Workshop with Bill Evans on Friday, January 30 from 5:00 until 6:30 in the evening. The workshop will be at The Hidden Scene, 5601 W Clearwater Avenue Suite 109 in Kennewick, Washington.

Details of the Event
Workshop #1: Banjo Workshop with Alan Munde: Phonetics of Bluegrass Banjo - A large part of bluegrass banjo is made up of roll patterns. Even though there are only a few readily learnable roll patterns needed that are at the heart of the style, understanding how each roll is used and the common sounds that each is capable of producing is an important step in learning the language of bluegrass banjo. In this class we will examine these roll patterns with several examples (musical gestures or "licks") of how they are commonly used with the goal of being able to place the various sounds together to create a bluegrass-style banjo solo. Everyone will leave with a good sense of what to practice.

Workshop #2: Bluegrass Harmony Vocal Workshop with Bill Evans - You’ll have much more fun in your next bluegrass jam class if you understand the fine art of bluegrass harmony singing! This class will demystify two- and three-part bluegrass harmony singing through lots of class participation. We’ll work on finding parts by ear, arranging the trio stack, choosing a key that’s best for your vocal range, figuring out harmonies in groups with male and female vocalists, and learning how to refine vocal blend, intonation, and phrasing.

$30 per workshop

For more information and tickets visit http://www.mctama.org/event/bluegrass-banjo-and-vocal-workshops-with-alan-munde-and-bill-evans/

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